3-D printing research opens new possibilities

3D printed skull

When the Ontario Veterinary College’s Michelle Oblak used a 3-D printed custom titanium plate for surgery on a dog’s skull, the procedure not only marked a veterinary first in North America, but it also signalled a potential new breakthrough in cancer research. Along with Cornell University small-animal surgeon Galina Hayes, Oblak removed a large cancerous

Plant-based ‘meat’ aimed at meat-lovers

Plant-based 'meat' aimed at meat-lovers

A University of Guelph engineering professor is on a quest to give meat-lovers the textures they savour in beef, chicken or fish while retaining the human and environmental health benefits associated with eating plants. Mario Martinez’s research project was one of eight international plant-based meat initiatives chosen to receive funding by the Good Food Institute,

U of G gets $25 million for water and energy conservation

The University of Guelph has received $25 million from the Ontario government to support its ongoing energy and water conservation efforts. The money comes from the province’s greenhouse gas campus retrofits program within its larger climate change action plan. Plans include upgrading and expanding the heat recovery system, installing real-time energy monitoring meters and a